One down, too many to go…

After much, much thought I have decided to make as many Christmas presents as possible this year (unlike last year).

This is despite the fact that most of my family don’t ‘get’ the whole homemade thing.


But, I do and I want my boys to, too.

This is all very worthy, but it has left me with a rather enormous list of presents to make! So, I thought I’d start with the young, trendy D.J-ing brother in law.

And here’s what I came up with: a fruit bowl.

Made from an LP of bagpipe music which I felt sure the world could manage without.

The LP cost 50p and I used the heat from the oven after cooking the boys’ fishfingers to melt it.

Making it easy to make, cheap, green, recycled and homemade. 


The tutorial is here.

And that awesome website is going to take up quite a bit of your time- sorry!


4 Responses to “One down, too many to go…”

  1. ginny Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Hello to you on this beautiful sunny December day Janet,
    great bowl.. bought one for a friends 40th last year but didn’t realise it could be made that easily. I shall follow your link.
    Have a happy week.
    p.s. love love your dinosaur blanket in the latest sew hip, brilliant! x

  2. hazeljoy Says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    love it

  3. julia Says:
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    If it is any comfort to you: I’m struggling to do the same thing. Handmade for everyone. The problem is that I think of another someone I like every day and the list has become absurdly long. I guess I’ll just do as much as I can and buy the last minutes gift on December 23rd. As always.

  4. Sketchbook Says:
    December 12th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    […] The way things are going round here, everyone will be getting an old book with a button glued on it or a bent record. […]

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